Onward we go with our ten year blog anniversary (or birthday?) celebrations to chat about some of the favorite books from the last ten years. It’s interesting to go back and look at the books I’ve read over ten years. Some have been instant favorites, and others are ones that, while I did love at the time, I wonder the “what” of exactly why I loved them (because they’re not a genre I love most). Still, taking a trip down reader memory lane is, for the most part, fun.SOME FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE LAST TEN YEARS #READERS #FAVORITEREADS #FAVORITEBOOKS #BLOGGING #BLOGGERS #READING Click To Tweet
With some of the reads I’ve enjoyed in the past ten years, I have such happy memories of the books. This makes me wonder if I were to re-read the book if my feeling would be the same. This is partially why I don’t re-read (although the MAIN reason is I have too many unread books on my shelf) because I don’t want to spoil my memory of the book. As I put this together, I’m also trying really hard to include the books that I have fond memories of reading because those are like the comfort and nostalgic reads I love to think of.
So, with all of that in mind, I’m going to go through and try to pick out some of my most favorite reads or bookish discoveries in the last ten years.
SOME FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE LAST TEN YEARS
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1: THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS, HESTER BROWNE
2: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, JENNY HAN
3: BAREFOOT SUMMER, DENISE HUNTER
Unfortunately I cannot remember the “what” in this book, but do know something about it profoundly affected me when I read it. Makes me realize that I should go back to re-read this lovely. Amazon | Goodreads
4: RAPTOR 6, RONIE KENDIG
5: THE SATURDAY NIGHT SUPPER CLUB, CARLA LAURENO
6: ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS, STEPHANIE PERKINS
7: SUBMERGED, DANI PETTREY
Have to include this one because I still think her debut is one of Pettrey’s best, plus it reminded me how much I love the mystery genre (oh, also fun 10 year blog fact, this novel is also one of the first books I received from a publisher!). Amazon | Goodreads
8: DEAR MR. KNIGHTLEY, KATHERINE REAY
9: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, MARY ANN SCHAFFER
10: THE SECRET LIFE OF SARAH HOLLENBECK, BETHANY TURNER
11: MEANT TO BE MINE (2014) & STAY WITH ME (2020), BECKY WADE
Adding Meant to Be Mine because of nostalgia (I loved its hero despite all of the dislike) and Stay With Me because I think it breaks down normal in its genre (and the author does it beautifully). ‘Mine’ on Amazon | Goodreads | ‘Stay’ on Amazon | Goodreads
12: LUCKY IN LOVE, KASIE WEST
I’m not entirely sure that this is my most favorite West novel, however I do feel like this one gets more hate than normal, so I want to give it some love! Plus, it’s one of the three novels I read by her in the year (2017) I discovered her novels. Amazon | Goodreads
What about you? What favorite books from the last ten years make your lists? Have you read any of these? Did you like or despise them? Why or why not? What are your feelings on re-reading? Which books did I (very likely) overlook in my list? Comment all of your thoughts below.
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